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Energizer Holdings, Inc.
Settles With Spectrum Brands

Energizer sued Spectrum immediately after the launch of its primary lithium battery

Energizer Holdings, Inc. Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 12/17/2008
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Energizer® Ultimate Lithium Batteries

Energizer® Ultimate Lithium Batteries

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Energizer Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: ENR), dismissed its patent infringement claims against Spectrum Brands after reaching a settlement with Spectrum late last week. The settlement followed the issuance of a preliminary injunction on October 31st. The injunction required Spectrum to withdraw its Rayovac Lithium product from the market and refrain from further sales.

Energizer sued Spectrum immediately after the launch of its primary lithium battery, alleging that Spectrum Brands infringed Energizer's US Patents 5,290,414 and 6,849,360. Energizer was granted the injunction by the United States District Court Western District of Wisconsin. In her opinion, Judge Barbara Crabb opined that Energizer's patents were valid, enforceable and infringed.

Energizer introduced its primary lithium product after its invention in 1992. Energizer has made many improvements to this product and has amassed a corresponding significant patent portfolio, portions of which will remain in effect as late as 2022. Energizer Lithium batteries are the world's longest lasting AA/AAA batteries in high tech devices and are sold under the Energizer® Ultimate Lithium and Advanced Lithium performance brands. Energizer develops and manufactures these batteries in the US.

"Energizer has spent significant resources over the last 20 years to develop this category leading technology," said Joe McClanathan, President of Energizer Household Products. "Obviously, we were very pleased with the judge's opinion in granting the preliminary injunction, and are equally pleased with the resulting settlement."

About Energizer:

Energizer Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: ENR], www.energizer.com, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries, battery-powered devices and flashlights. Energizer, a global leader in the dynamic business of providing portable power geared toward the new digital age, offers a full portfolio of products including the Energizer® MAX® premium alkaline brand; Energizer® Ultimate Lithium and Energizer® Advanced Lithium performance brands; Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Rechargeable batteries and chargers.

The Energizer product line also includes specialty batteries for hearing aids, health and fitness devices, as well as for keyless remote entry systems, watches and other uses. Through its flashlight and lighting products unit, Energizer brings consumer insight and innovation to these important household devices. Energizer continues its role as a technology leader for on-the-go lifestyles with its Energizer® Energi To Go® line of portable battery-driven power packs for cell phones and audio devices.

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